Boys Night....

by The Squirrell 19. July 2014 23:39

After a prolonged absence from some of

my oldest friends, I decided to remedy this

with a "Boys Night" !


(Jane signed off the AWOL form and it was ON !!)

After a "Typically Matt" somewhat chaotic dash around

the event was on and building momentum!!


I set up a gazebo in the garden (We all know why!!!)

made suitable food and drink arrangements and

invited a few beloved friends for food, chatter, (And a

"Cheeky Sherry" or 2 !)




It was a lovely, chilled, evening, tainted with a pang of

empathy for my donor, his friends, and loved ones, who

will no longer be able to boast a similar experience...


We toasted my donor, and all held a dignified and respectful

moment to give thanks for our lives, loved ones, and for the 

rekindled laughter of old....


July 2014...

by The Squirrell 4. July 2014 23:02

Dear Followers,


Sorry for my absence from the blogging arena ! 


The duties of "Daddy" seem to fill every minute of every day!

(No complaints, as he is fantastic, bright, funny, charaterful

little guy!)


I am eternally grateful to my donor for

allowing me the opportunity to spend more

time with my loved ones and to allow me to pack

everyday full of experiences, memories and laughter!


Sam and I have "Adventures" and go here there and everywhere

on our "Boys Days" (Mainly in the hunt for steam trains, cars, and 

any large machinery for which he and I share a fascination !)


Here are some pictures from this month so you can see 

(to all those friends who enquire,) the lads progress... !






by The Squirrell 3. July 2014 21:34

Today was a routine check up at QEH.


Always an axious time, you HOPE they will give you

some reassurance that all is going okay and that your

"MOT" will keep you going longer, but this is tinged with 

a FEAR that they will find a problem....


Thankfully, all went okay, and apart from a telling off

about my weight gain, I am good to go until my next

routine check up!


( Wipes brow and resists temptation to celebrate with a cake!! )


About Matt.

My name's Matt. I was born with a congenital heart defect which hampered me in my youth, and sadly became a terminal conditon recently, and beyond the (amazing) care of the BRI-Bristol Heart team.

In 2008, my condition deteriorated, to a point I was happy to see Xmas 2008. I had prepared to die.

Then in January 2009, a late night phone call from QEH-Hospital Birmingham changed my world, when they offered me a heart transplant, if I could get there pronto!!

6 months on, after a rocky start, I am still alive, thanks to them!

Read on to see how my new life is taking shape, and my adventures to date!....



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